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Classified

Mail or e-mail your new classified to Carolyn Perkins:

TSBVI Outreach, 1100 West 45th St., Austin, TX 78756, or <carolynperkins@tsbvi.edu>.

An up-to-date Statewide Staff Development Calendar is posted on TSBVI's website at <www.tsbvi.edu/Outreach/vi.htm>


2005 TAER Annual Conference
Together We Can...Open New Lives

April 7-9, 2005
Renaissance Houston Hotel
Houston, TX

This year's theme on coming together in Texas to open new lives echoes AER's national recruitment materials. TAER was the winner of AER's special membership drive contest last year, and we're eager to welcome those 19 new members as well as others who joined later this year. We're also eager to have TAER take up the challenge of Operation One,the resolution the membership passed at last year's business meeting of each member bringing in one new AER member, bringing back one absentee colleague to the conference, and bringing one new person into our dynamic field.

The conference wil be held at the Renaissance Houston Hotel, conveniently located in the heart of Houston in the Greenway Plaza corporate complex. In grand tradition, the conference will kick off at noon on Thursday, April 7, and conclude at noon Saturday, April 9, 2005. If you're new to TAER, we promise you 48 hours filled with great exhibits, the President's Reception, an inspriring Awards Luncheon, informative presentations, and our infamous Silent Auction. You'll receive invaluable information, well-deserved recognition, and lots of great networking opportunities.

We look forward to your participation in the 2005 TAER conference and hope you will encourage your colleagues to join you in opening new lives. Registrations can be downloaded at <www.tsbvi.edu> or you may contact:

Edgenie Bellah, Conference Chair.
Texas School for the Blind & Visually Impaired
1100 W. 45th St., Austin, TX 78756
(512) 206-9423, <edgeniebellah@tsbvi.edu>


Josephine L. Taylor Leadership Insitute

March 11-13, 2005

Boston Marriot Long Wharf Hotel, Boston, Massachusetts

The purpose of the Josephine L. Taylor Institute is to improve the quality of programming and services to blind and visually impaired children, adults, and their families.

Sessions include:

Registration fee: $345

<www.afb.org/jltli.asp>

For more information contact: Carrie Fernandez
(212) 502-7674 or cfernandez@afb.net


Texas Focus 2005: The Emotional Well Being of Children with Visual Impairments

June 9 &10, 2005

Tentative location : Austin, Texas

More Information coming to <www.tsbvi.edu> January 2005


Spotlight on Technology: What's New from American Printing House for the Blind

Event 5597-32208

March 31, 2005

Keep up-to-date with current technology advances for students with visual impairments. New and updated products from American Printing House for the Blind will be shown and demonstrated in this presentation. Hands-on exploration will include using the Book Port, APH Font, educational and recreational software, such as, Math Flash and Termite Torpedo. Participants will have an opportunity to analyze these products and explore educational options for student use. For more information contact: Cecilia Robinson, Region IV PDC 713-462-6379 or email <crobinson@esc4.net>.


INSITE Trainings for 2004-05

ESC Region 14—Abilene, TX

February 15 & 16, 2005
March 29 & 30, 2005
April 28 & 29, 2005

Contact: Linda Laughlin
325-675-8632; llaughlin@esc14.net

ESC Region 18—Midland, Texas

March 22 & 23, 2005
April 26 & 27, 2005
May 17 & 18, 2005

Contact: Fred Martinez, ESC 18
432/567-3254


Distance Broadcasts on TETN

Broadcasts are from 1:30-3:30 P.M.Central Time. Sorry, these broadcasts are not available outside of Texas.

April 20 -Transition issues for students with visual impairments


The 7th International CHARGE Sydrome Conference

July 22-24, 2005

Wyndham Miami Beach Resort
Miami Beach, Florida

For more information go to : http://www.chargesyndrome.org/miami.htm


Congenital Rubella Syndrome
Symposium "The Many Faces of Rubella"

March 14-16, 2005

Helen Keller National Center

Keynote speaker: Dr. Paul Parkman, Co-developer of rubella vaccine

Contact: Joseph J. McNulty, Exec. Director
1-516-944-8900, ext 270 or
HKNCDIR@aol.com


2005 Intervener Training Opportunities
Introduction to the Intervener Model

(tentatively scheduled for June 2005)

This is an introductory-level statewide training forInterveners and a team member who have not attended previous general intervener training. If you are interested in learning more about the use of the Intervener Model with students who are deafblind, please contact Texas Deafblind Outreach (512-206-9103).


Orientation and Mobility for Individuals with Low Vision

February 28, 2005

Region 10 ESC—Richardson, TX

Presenter: Richard Ludt, Orientation and Mobility Intern Coordinator,Western Blind Rehabilitation Center, Palo Alto, CA

Contact: Kitra Gray, Grayk@esc10.ednet10.net


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